Things to Consider Before Buying a Used Smartphone
Buying a used smartphone is a great way to save money while upgrading to a better device. But it involves a few risks too like ensuring that it’s in a good condition and not stolen.
Regardless of what smartphone you’re looking for, here are some tips to consider when buying a used smartphone:
At the time of purchasing a second hand smartphone, make sure to properly examine it to avoid any physical damage. Careful inspection make sure that you don’t waste your money on a defective smartphone. Even slight scratch on a smartphone indicate that it may have the chances of internal damage.
2. Functional touchscreen
Touchscreen is the most important part in a smartphone. So, check thoroughly whether the touchscreen is working properly or not . Even new-looking devices may have defective touch screens. So, swipe your fingers across the screen and also select the UI elements to check whether it’s working or not.
3. Check the ports
Besides checking the physical damage, check all the ports too.
4. Avoid buying smartphones purchased abroad
Always prefer to buy used smartphones that is initially bought in India. Smartphone makers usually don't offer warranty or repair services for smartphones purchased abroad.
5. Get the bill and all the in-box accessories
Original bill ensures that the phone is not stolen and can be easily repaired, if required. Also, ask for original accessories from the seller, if there are no original accessories included then you can negotiate with the seller to reduce the selling price a bit.
6. Look for Warranty
Prefer smartphones that are still within warranty. You can easily get this if you do some research as there are many people who continuously upgrade to new phones .
7. Check Camera
It’s one of the must check feature of the used smartphone. Ensure that the camera lens don’t have any scratches. Also, take 3-4 quick pictures from various angles to see whether the lens is working properly or not.
8. Get the Ideal price
At last, just check some local shops to check the current value of the smartphone you are planning to buy. This will help you to negotiate with the seller to reduce the selling price.